Announcements & Information
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The support networks that are mentioned:
• Claires Law - https://www.south-wales.police.uk/advice
• Police – 999, 101, QR codes, Panic alarms, IDVAs
• Women’s Aid - https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk
• Live Fear Free - https://gov.wales/live-fear-free/
• Safer Wales - http://www.saferwales.com/
• Male Victims - http://www.dynwales.org/
As a result of inflation and the increased cost of living, Money@CampusLife have reassessed the capped amounts on our Short Term Assistance Grant to reflect those changes, and ensure our students are helped in accordance with those increases. The new amounts are up to £500 for students without dependents and up to £800 for students with dependents. If your needs require more than these amounts, you would need to apply to the Swansea University Opportunity Award.
*Awards from the hardship funds are not guaranteed.
Due to Government measures enforcing a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19, there are concerns that there could be an increase in online gambling activity. In these unprecedented times you may be experiencing isolation, boredom or financial distress as your income may be affected due to lock down. These are all contributing factors that could lead to gambling online. It has also been noted that there's been an increase in people ending their self-exclusion schemes that prevent them from accessing online betting.
GamCare offer support to those who struggle with gambling addiction as well as the family members or partners who are impacted by it. In addition to the concern of a rise in online gambling, there are concerns that some may find it difficult to find the privacy in seeking help or having confidential conversations while confined in their own home. However, GamCare do offer an online chat facility and online treatment on their website; https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
ARA Gambling service is also still available to contact. Please click on the following link for more information on how they can support and their contact details; https://www.recovery4all.co.uk/
If you are facing financial difficulty please contact Money.CampusLife@Swansea.ac.uk for further guidance and for some information regarding financial support. We handle all communications in the strictest confidence.